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Gavin DeGraw

Years before "I Don't Want to Be" propelled him to pop/rock success, songwriter Gavin DeGraw began honing his piano skills at the age of eight, followed by his participation in several cover bands with his older brother in upstate New York. After a brief stint at the prestigious Berklee School of Music -- where he rubbed shoulders with future singer/songwriter contemporary John Mayer -- DeGraw decided to take his original songs to New York City. He arrived during the late '90s and steadily expanded his audience with a series of buzzworthy shows, one of which was captured on the concert recording Gavin Live. The steady buzz led to offers from major labels, and DeGraw eventually signed a record deal with Clive Davis and his J Records imprint (home of Santana, as well as R&B mainstays Alicia Keys and Angie Stone). DeGraw's debut album, Chariot, arrived during the summer of 2003. Like the singer's early days in New York City, Chariot slowly built momentum and earned the young DeGraw a small but fervent following. By 2004, the leadoff single "I Don't Want to Be" had become a Top Ten hit, and the album itself was soon re-released in expanded form under the title Chariot + Chariot Stripped. DeGraw's next single, the titular "Chariot," was also met with positive response and climbed the charts in 2005, pushing the album to double platinum sales. DeGraw took five years to release a self-titled sophomore album, which appeared in 2008, initially charting higher than Chariot but failing to spawn any comparable singles (although "In Love with a Girl" did peak at number 24). DeGraw shifted gears for his next release, the looser and seemingly less labored Free, which appeared only a few months later in early 2009. DeGraw took more time to release his fourth album. Co-writing with other artists for the first time, he spent two years workshopping the songs eventually featured on Sweeter. The album was released in fall 2011, several months after "Not Over You" -- a song co-written with Ryan Tedder -- returned DeGraw to the charts. "Not Over You" was DeGraw's biggest hit since "I Don't Want to Be," and it helped send Sweeter into the Billboard Top Ten upon its release. Over the next year, DeGraw supported the album with promotional appearances and a tour, the latter of which was documented on the live album Sweeter: Live, released in December of 2012. DeGraw returned in October of 2013 with Make a Move, and in 2016 he issued Something Worth Saving, his sixth studio long-player. ~ Wade Kergan & Steve Leggett
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Albums by
Gavin DeGraw

Top Songs by
Gavin DeGraw

  1.   Song
  2.   Not Over You
  3.   I Don't Want to Be
  4.   Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  5.   In Love with a Girl
  6.   Chariot
  7.   She Sets the City on Fire
  8.   The Christmas Song
  9.   Belief
  10.   Best I Ever Had
  11.   Fire
  12.   Sweeter
  13.   (Nice to Meet You) Anyway
  14.   Just Friends
  15.   Crush
  16.   We Are the Champions
  17.   Finest Hour
  18.   Soldier
  19.   Make a Move
  20.   More Than Anyone
  21.   Free
  22.   You Got Me
  23.   Follow Through
  24.   New Love
  25.   Making Love With the Radio On
  26.   Run Every Time
  27.   Leading Man
  28.   I Have You to Thank
  29.   How Lucky Can a Man Get
  30.   Heartbreak
  31.   You Know Where I'm At
  32.   Candy
  33.   Stay
  34.   We Belong Together
  35.   Cop Stop
  36.   You Make My Heart Sing Louder
  37.   Everything Will Change
  38.   Who's Gonna Save Us
  39.   Why Do the Men Stray
  40.   Indian Summer
  41.   She Holds a Key
  42.   Jealous Guy
  43.   Next to Me (Wait a Minute Sister)
  44.   Chemical Party
  45.   Something Worth Saving
  46.   Say I Am
  47.   Harder to Believe
  48.   Every Little Bit
  49.   Need
  50.   Stealing
  51.   Radiation
  52.   Dancing Shoes
  53.   Young Love
  54.   Cheated On Me
  55.   Meaning
  56.   Over-Rated
  57.   Silver Bells
  58.   Annalee
  59.   Different for Girls
  60.   I Need a Dollar/Chemical Party
  61.   Waterfall
  62.   Lover Be Strong
  63.   Glass
  64.   Let It Go
  65.   Medicate the Kids
  66.   Where You Are
  67.   Kite Like Girl
  68.   I'm Gonna Try
  69.   Relative
  70.   Untamed
  71.   Mountains to Move
  72.   Spell It Out
  73.   Get Lost
  74.   I Don't Wanna Be
  75.   Album Version
  76.   Stripped Version
  77.   W.B.T
  78.   And I Love Her
  79.   Interview

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